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  • Profit from Climate Change in Japan Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Environmental and energy companies in Japan look very strong, Makiko Zuercher-Hosaka, fund manager for Japanese equities at Clariden Leu said Monday.

  • A New Kind of Ozone Layer Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:01 AM ET

    Every now and then in this job, you come across a technology that really grabs you.  I'm not talking iPhone from Apple, or a new Google gPhone, or even a new microcessor from Intel.

  • As Oil Firms Seek Drilling Access, Exports Set Record Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    While the U.S. oil industry wants access to more federal lands to help reduce reliance on foreign suppliers, American-based companies are shipping record amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel to other countries.

  • Latest Hot-Item Energy Commodity: Firewood Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    The surge in oil prices isn't just limiting how much people drive, it’s making them worry about next winter’s heating bill, and triggering a boom in the oldest source of fuel around: firewood.

  • Blame Dollar, Speculators: OPEC's El-Badri Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:55 AM ET
    Oil Pump

    There is "no shortage" in the oil market and OPEC member countries and would prefer a lower price than the current highs, OPEC Secretary General Abdalla El-Badri told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Property Insurers Face $5 Billion in Claims: WSJ Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 7:12 AM ET

    U.S. property insurers face more than $5 billion in second-quarter disaster-related claims as bad weather such as extreme rain in the Midwest and New York weigh, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

  • Oil Prices Will Continue to Rise: Reuters Poll Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    Oil prices will rise for the foreseeable future, a Reuters poll found on Friday, marking the first time average forecasts have predicted that the extended rally will go on—for years.

  • California Unveils Major Plan to Slash Emissions Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:57 AM ET
    Los Angeles, California

    California on Thursday took a major step forward on its global warming fight by unveiling an ambitious plan for clean cars, renewable energy and stringent caps on big polluting industries.

  • Delaware Wind Farm Power Project Gets Green Light Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:54 AM ET

    Legislation to allow an offshore wind farm breezed through the Delaware legislature Wednesday and was quickly signed into law.

  • More Offshore Drilling Does Little at Pump: EIA Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:07 PM ET

    Allowing oil drilling in U.S. offshore waters that are now closed to energy exploration would do little to lower gasoline prices paid by consumers, the government's top energy forecaster said Wednesday.

  • Florida Buying Big Sugar Tract for Everglades Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    florida, everglades

    The dream of a restored Everglades, with water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, moved a giant step closer to reality on Tuesday when the nation’s largest sugarcane producer agreed to sell all of its assets to the state and go out of business.

  • Beijing Pollution Threatens Success of Summer Games Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China.

    Visitors to this summer’s Beijing Olympics will get an immediate lesson in the environmental cost of China's break-neck economic development: the world's worst air pollution.

  • Kuwait to Pump 300,000 Barrels More Oil by Mid-2009 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 1:51 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Kuwait, one of the few OPEC members with spare capacity, will increase its oil output by 300,000 barrels per day starting mid-2009, state news agency KUNA reported, citing Oil Minister Mohammad al-Olaim.

  • Disposal company Republic Services said Monday it will buy Allied Waste Industries in a $6.07 billion stock deal that would join the second- and third-largest players in the disposal industry.

  • High Gas Prices Cut Short Rock Bands' Tours Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:31 AM ET

    Cramming into a rusty, creaky van and playing dive bars and house parties is a summer ritual for many young musicians and ambitious independent bands trying to get exposure, but high gas prices are putting the brakes on new bands' tours.

  • Related Links: Government Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The US Government has been trying to find ways to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil in a number of ways.

  • Resource Center: Research Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The reports below offer analysis and research on different parts of the energy industry,  such as the potential for wind energy, higher energy efficiency for low-income neighborhoods and the affects of biofuels on the economy.

  • Related Links: Energy Conferences Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    These energy industry events and conferences listed below bring together corporate executives, investors, lawmakers and regular folks looking to learn more about a particular industry.

  • Related Links: Organizations Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

    As big as it is, the energy industry has a wealth of  organizations to promote its interests and educate the public.  Here's a sampling.

  • Investment Guide: Exchange Traded Funds Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Not long ago, it was hard for retail investors to play the oil patch. Not anymore. As the energy bull market rages on, investors looking for a piece of the gains in oil and gas (and alternative energy) need only select from the dozens of energy-oriented Exchange Traded Funds (ETFSs) that are cropping up to meet demand.

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